NYT Columnist: 'Pause' Trump's Presidency Until Russia Questions Are Answered
Read my column, "Pause This Presidency!," and let me know what you think. https://t.co/C3aD6cFPKL
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) March 6, 2017
New York Times columnist Charles Blow called today for a "pause" of Donald Trump's presidency until a full investigation can be completed into allegations of "collusion" between Trump's campaign and Russia.
Blow called for an immediate halt to all "consequential actions" from the Trump administration amid "existential" questions about Russian interference in the election.
In the column published Monday, Blow wrote:
"The American people must immediately demand a cessation of all consequential actions by this 'president' until we can be assured that Russian efforts to hack our election, in a way that was clearly meant to help him and damage his opponent, did not also include collusion with or coverup by anyone involved in the Trump campaign and now administration.
In any event, we can't keep cruising along as if the unanswered question isn't existential.
Americans must demand at least a momentary respite from -- my preference would be a permanent termination of -- Trump's aggressive agenda to dramatically alter the social, economic and political contours of this country.
We must all demand without equivocation: Pause this presidency!"
Social media users had a strong response for and against Blow's column as the topic became a top trend on Twitter.
I'm old enough to remember when it was considered crazy to question Trump's legitimacy. Good job here. https://t.co/BglEW961Xx
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) March 6, 2017
Pause This Presidency until we can get to the TRUTH !!
No bills signed !
No SCOTUS nominee !
No more twitter rants !
No more golf trips !
— Nathan M. (@Nate_ready2go) March 6, 2017
— Jess Weiner (@JessWeiner) March 6, 2017
A low moment for our democracy: it may be time to pause this so-called presidency! https://t.co/etJjuMRPUc
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) March 6, 2017
— Elliott Hamilton (@ElliottRHams) March 6, 2017
Blow is getting pretty close to "jet fuel can't melt steel" territory here. https://t.co/jOwKzJh4N4
— Luke Thompson (@ltthompso) March 6, 2017
After 46 days liberals are demanding to 'Pause this Presidency'... there's 1,461 days in a four year term. Let @POTUS do his job and hush.
— Ken Fridy (@KenFridy) March 6, 2017
— JR (@Rightwing_Vet) March 6, 2017
Charles Blow is a seriously stupid person. https://t.co/WUgdX57bwi
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) March 6, 2017
Every op-ed from Charles Blow gets crazier and crazier. The latest is a doozy. https://t.co/XeyGpTbREG
— Brian W. Schoeneman (@BrianSchoeneman) March 6, 2017
Absolutely right, Charles Blow. Congress must protect America by stopping all acts of 45* until we know not IF but HOW he is comprimised.
— Neal K (@NealKRed) March 6, 2017
Pause This Presidency!
Can I get an AMEN for Charles Blow?
— Jillian Hurley (@BeautyBind) March 6, 2017
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